Notice of a public meeting of



Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee



Councillors Aspden (Chair), D'Agorne (Vice-Chair), Hook and Douglas



Monday, 20 February 2023



5.30 pm



The Snow Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G035)








1.         Declarations of Interest 


At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registerable interest they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests.




2.         Exclusion of Press and Public 


To consider the exclusion of the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following:


Annexes A and annexes A to E for Agenda Items 9 and 10 on the grounds that they contain information relating to individuals and the financial affairs of particular persons. This information is classed as exempt under paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).




3.         Minutes  (Pages 1 - 8)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee held on 15 August 2023.




4.         Public Participation 


At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the Committee.

Please note that our registration deadlines are set as 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Thursday, 16 February 2023.


To register to speak please visit to fill in an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic Services. Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.


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During coronavirus, we made some changes to how we ran council meetings, including facilitating remote participation by public speakers. See our updates ( for more information on meetings and decisions.




5.         Changes to Membership of Committees, Joint Committees administered by other Councils, Regional Local Authority Bodies and Other Bodies  (Pages 9 - 12)


At the Annual Council meeting on 26 May 2022, appointments were made to Committees, Sub-Committees and Outside Bodies for the 2022/23 municipal year.  A further change is required to the membership, as set out below.




6.         Workforce demographics as at November 2022  (Pages 13 - 24)


This report provides the Committee with the workforce profile, as at quarter 2.




7.         Work Plan  (Pages 25 - 26)


To consider the Committee’s draft work plan for the municipal year 2022/23.




8.         Urgent Business 


Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




9.         Death in Service Update  (Pages 27 - 30)


This report notifies the Committee of a recent death in service.  The Committee are respectfully requested to take a moment to consider the valuable service that this employee has given to the Council and their sad passing.




10.      Redundancy, Retirement and Settlement Agreements  (Pages 31 - 50)


This report advises the Committee of the expenditure associated with redundancy, pension or exit discretions paid in accordance with council policy to employees below Chief Officer.




Democracy Officer

Angela Bielby


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·        Telephone – (01904) 552599

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For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.


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